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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia

Discover a world of music, theater, art, and science

four stars

90.40

One Clay Square Charleston, WV 25301
tel: (304) 561-3570   Web Site
EIN: 55-0702401

Board Leadership
W. Marston Becker
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Al Najjar
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.40 four stars
  Financial 87.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The 240,000 square foot Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia opened on July 12, 2003. The Center houses performing arts, visual arts and the sciences under one roof - one of the few centers of its kind in the country. Located in the state's capital city of Charleston, the facility is home to the recently renovated Avampato Discovery Museum, Caperton Planetarium and Theater, and Juliet Art Museum and the Maier Foundation Performance Hall, a 1,883 seat theatre that is also home of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The Clay Center is one of the most ambitious economic, cultural and educational undertakings in the state's history The Center not only enhances the region's quality of life, but enriches the lives of all West Virginians.

The 240,000 square foot Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia opened on July 12, 2003. The Center houses performing arts, visual arts and the sciences under one roof - one of the few centers of its kind in the country. Located in the state's capital city of Charleston, the facility is home to the recently renovated Avampato Discovery Museum, Caperton Planetarium and Theater, and Juliet Art Museum and the Maier Foundation Performance Hall, a 1,883 seat theatre that is also home of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The Clay Center is one of the most ambitious economic, cultural and educational undertakings in the state's history The Center not only enhances the region's quality of life, but enriches the lives of all West Virginians.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of participants who would recommend program to others
1,585
Number of Facebook followers
49,222
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.26
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia (WV) 90.40 four stars
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 93.98 four stars
The Bushnell (CT) 87.85 three stars
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 86.11 three stars
Landmark on Main Street (NY) 90.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,335,586
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $92,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $361,514
Total Contributions $2,789,100
   Program Service Revenue $1,564,018
Total Primary Revenue $4,353,118
   Other Revenue $5,260,346
TOTAL REVENUE $9,613,464
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,354,447
   Administrative Expenses $1,113,190
   Fundraising Expenses $651,125
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,118,762
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-505,298
   
Net Assets $106,586,402

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.40 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2019 91.24 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.96 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.25 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 88.87 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.60 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.23 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 83.38 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 85.80 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 88.63 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.33 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 82.47 three stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 94.41 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 98.67 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 95.18 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 88.82 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 88.14 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 95.43 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 55-0702401
Name in IRS Master File CLAY CENTER FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES OF WEST VIRGINIA INC
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,115 2.00% Munkith al-Najjar President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia (WV) 90.40 four stars
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 93.98 four stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.58 three stars
Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY) 85.14 three stars
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (PA) 91.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia
One Clay Square
Charleston, WV 25301
tel: (304) 561-3570
EIN: 55-0702401

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Board Leadership

W. Marston Becker
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Al Najjar
President and CEO

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